Mary Immaculate Church  
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Mary Immaculate Church
2800 Valwood Pkwy
Farmers Branch, TX 75234  
Phone: 972-243-7104
Fax: 972-406-1254

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Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
Holy Week
Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday

Good Friday
12:00 NOON
7:30PM (Spanish)

Holy Saturday

Easter Sunday
8:45AM (Spanish)
1:45PM (Spanish)
6:30PM (Spanish)

March 24, 2015

Parishioners from Mary Immaculate – Linda Solis, Priscilla Mahaffey, Margaret Rosenzweig, Donna Chesshir, Joan O’Shea, Josh Clemmons

Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, and   bishops from throughout the state of Texas and fellow Texas Catholics gathered  at the Capitol in Austin to promote life, dignity and the common good on March 24, 2015,  Texas Catholic Conference 2015 Texas Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day.

This bi-annual rally is hosted by the Texas bishops to promote the Church's values of Life, Justice, Charity, and Religious Freedom to members of the 84th Texas Legislature. Link: Texas Catholic Conference website –


Please continue to pray for our legislature as they make decisions that will impact the lives of the people of Texas.

Diocesan Advocacy Day link

For more information, please click HERE

Journey of Hope


In his book, “On Heaven and Earth”, Pope Francis is quoted stating that Divorced, Separated and Remarried Catholics should, "integrate into the parish life". If you look around, you will find that most Divorced, Remarried and Separated are not sitting in our pews. This is because many times the topic of Divorce makes us feel uncomfortable. We tend to shy away from asking or getting involved. Christ calls us to Charity for the poor and the needy. Our Divorced and Separated brothers and sisters are in need. Some are poor in spirit. As soldiers for Christ, we are called to evangelize by being inviting and attentive to those in need.

If you are separated or divorced, or know of a Catholic that has fallen away due to their Divorce or Separation, the road to healing is available through our Journey of Hope program here at Mary Immaculate!

Those seeking healing are invited to take the first step by attending our weekly meetings on Sundays, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Conference room.

For more information contact Alma at or Priscilla at

The Rock
Your daily Journey of Hope message for Friday, February 27, 2015

The name, Peter, is derived from the Greek word, petros, which means "big rock." Jesus renamed Peter, from Simon, to symbolize that he represented the Truth revealed by Christ. This truth forms the foundation on which our Catholic faith is built. It is a foundation so solid that it has withstood the test of time and has guided millions over the centuries to fulfillment, joy, and ultimately, everlasting life.

The world feeds us a constant diet of lies telling us that our personal happiness is the central goal of life, and that we should do whatever it takes to get it.... Read on here...

Peace Like A River
Your daily Journey of Hope message for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I am talking to you--yes, you.You know who you are. You are scared and anxious. Your heart is heavy. It is a struggle to get through each day carrying around your worries and fears. Or, maybe you have convinced yourself that everything is fine, yet there is a nagging sense that it's really not. You are trying to come to grips with the possibility that the rest of your life might be like this. You have always considered yourself a fairly optimistic person, but now you may be starting to lose hope. You wonder if this is what despair is like.

Want to know why you are feeling this way? Want it to stop? Read on here...

Financial Peace University

The Family Life Ministry is hosting Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” (FPU) at Mary Immaculate on Saturdays beginning February 21st from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the parish conference room.

This 9 week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more.

For more information and registration contact Julie Gutierrez at Scholarships are available.

Saying I Do…
What Happens at a
Catholic Wedding
Are you recently engaged, planning a wedding or thinking about the Sacrament of Marriage? A great video for couples, families and anyone considering marriage in the Catholic Church, “Saying I do…What happens at a Catholic Wedding”, is available for viewing online.

This video walks you through the Rite of Marriage, whether you’re marrying another Catholic, a baptized person who is not Catholic, or someone who is not baptized. It also answers several FAQs about Catholic weddings.

For more information contact Priscilla Mahaffey at 972-243-7104 Ext. 26 or

"I can't forgive him, he's not sorry for what he did." was the response from Stacy when she was asked how she felt about forgiving her former spouse. She went on to explain....  Click HERE to see the rest of the daily Journey of Hope message for divorced Catholics
Workshop Series is offering one hour on-line workshops to help you navigate life after divorce. Each of these workshops tackle the most pressing challenges divorced Catholics face, and provide concrete answers and practical solutions. Come away with a clear roadmap to guide you through the uncharted territory after divorce.

Click HERE for Lifelong Faith


New Class begins

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What are you doing for LENT?

Lent is a holy season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving; a season of repentance and renewal when Jesus calls us to experience a change, a "metanoia", or complete turnaround. How will you "turn around" this Lent? Here are some great ideas for getting your life back on track.... CLICK


March 2015
Mary Immaculate Herald

Click HERE to read past Heralds

Are you a Mary Immaculate parishioner who has a story to share with our community? Do you want to share your ministry information or event with the parish, or maybe a human interest, personal story as it relates to your ministry event or your faith?

We would love to publish it in the Mary Immaculate Herald! To discuss your article and pictures submission for the newsletter, please contact Marci Meagher at 972-243-7104 x30 or email




How would you like to be on a committee in the church that:

1) Never has to meet
2) Has little if no responsibility level
3) Is super fun and will help you feel connected to everyone at Mary Immaculate!

If this sounds good to you, you just might be the perfect parishioner for our new Welcome Wagon!

Click HERE for more information!

Make Rosaries for Welcome Wagon Bags!
Click HERE for information

Companies can help with Welcome Wagon bags!
Click HERE for information

Fr. Michael's Annual
"State of the Communion"

Please click HERE to read Fr. Michael's annual "State of the Communion" as well as the year-ending Financial Reports for both the School and the Church



An interactive men's program combining the best research from Science with the teachings of the Catholic Faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive

Friday Mornings
Mary Immaculate Church - Parish Hall
6:00AM Breakfast
6:30AM Presentation
7:00AM Small Group Discussion
7:30AM Conclusion

For flyer, click HERE

Scott Ford at 469-271-8576
or contact the church office


How does one
become Catholic?



The RCIA INQUIRY stage is the starting place for adults who are thinking about entering the Catholic Church.  In the inquiry stage, you’re just finding out about Jesus, Christianity and the Catholic Church. Your main task here is to get to know Christ, prayer, the Catholic Church and how Christians live.

Click HERE for more information.

The Music Ministry Needs

If you have an interest in singing in one of the choirs, playing in the handbell choir, or playing an instrument, please contact Thomas Woods, Director of Music. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Click HERE for
Information about the


Mary Immaculate, Patroness of Our Country, Pray for Us!

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